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Fresh Air Weekend: Pen-Pal Passion Is Revived In Broadway's 'She Loves Me'

A revival of the musical She Loves Me recently opened on Broadway. Director Scott Ellis and lyricist Sheldon Harnick (of Fiddler on the Roof fame) join Fresh Air. Originally published March 15, 2016.
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'If You Don't Fight For Yourself, Ain't Nobody Else Gonna Do It For You'

That's the lesson Tanya James' mother taught her. And she says it was invaluable in the West Virginia coal mines, where she worked for decades. Now, she's passing that lesson down to her daughters.
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K.A.A.N. Is The Answer To All Of Your Rap Desires

If you enjoy rap, allow Brandon Perry, aka K.A.A.N., to make your day.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Sarah Paulson; 'Charlie Chan Hock Chye'; American Eugenics

Actress Sarah Paulson plays prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson. John Powers reviews Sonny Liew's new graphic novel. Adam Cohen discusses forced sterilizations in America.
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Remembering 'Great Santini' Author Pat Conroy

Conroy, who died last week, was the author of several books, two of which — The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides — were made into feature films. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1987, 1995 and 2002.
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Walking The Beat In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Where A New Day Began Together

For 25 years, Francois Clemmons played Fred Rogers' neighborhood police officer, often lending a hand and a soothing voice. But as Clemmons recalls, it was a foot bath that offered a memorable lesson.
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Colin Powell: GOP Candidates 'Belittling' The Country And Presidency

In an interview with NPR, the former secretary of state reflected on the state of the GOP and the legacy of former first lady Nancy Reagan.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Louie Anderson; The Waco Brothers; Reconsidering Lovecraft

Louie Anderson says he modeled his 'Baskets' role after his own mom. The Waco Brothers' new album mixes country and punk. Writer Victor LaValle discusses his conflicting feelings for H.P. Lovecraft.
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'Everybody Stretches' Without Gravity: Mark Kelly Talks About NASA's Twins Study

Kelly says his twin brother, Scott Kelly, who just returned to Earth after 340 days in space, was temporarily 2 inches taller. NASA is studying the pair to explore what spaceflight does to the body.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Hap And Leonard'; 'All My Yesterdays'; Maggie Smith

Joe R. Lansdale worked as a janitor before finding success as a writer. Kevin Whitehead reviews a two-CD set featuring Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. Maggie Smith discusses the pressures of acting.

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